School of Social and Political Science

Mr Zhiwei Wang

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I started my PhD programme in Sociology at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh in September 2020, with a research topic on Internet-mediated Chinese national identity. I obtained an MA in Digital Media and Society from the University of Sheffield in 2019 and a Bachelor of Literature in English (International Trade) from Hefei University of Technology, China, in 2014.

Research interests

Research interests

At present, I am primarily interested in nations and nationalism, especially the dynamics of national identity in the context of the Chinese Internet and I usually research these phenomena from qualitative approaches. Besides, my areas of interest also include digital media and social media studies, cyberpunk culture, biopower and biopolitics, digital health, social capital, Marxism, neoliberalism, digital labour, agency and structure, surveillance, deviance and East Asian (particularly Chinese) studies.

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